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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 23, 2009 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

agreed! saw the Bob/Rob solo tour at great woods in mansfield in the early 90's and was blown away. very interesting takes on certain songs when played by just the two of them.


(i feel the need to add Geddy Lee in the list of great bassists also - jaw dropping talent especially while performing lead vocals simultaneously with phenomenal bass runs)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 23, 2009 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

that's funny dire. Last Month I reverted back to my JR. High Days and got a hankerin for Rush so i downloaded this sweet Torrent of a show from 1980. Awesome sound quality and performance. And this is before the got all boring with the synthesizer. Anyway, monster bass indeed.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 23, 2009 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

which show is it? i have grabbed a few boards from various sites and am always looking for another sweet one - especially from 1980. I started seeing them on their Permanent Waves tour and loved them ever since. though i wholeheartedly agree that post-Moving Pictures, they basically got progressively more boring. Live shows remained a hell of alot of fun though :)

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Sep 23, 2009 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

Re: Geddy. Rush played the "Big House on the Prairie" in Lakeland FL, followed by a day "off" then on to Miami. I was doing some undercover work for Cellar Door at the time and hooked the band up with some of the sticky nugs that killed Elvis. The following day they chartered a boat for a pleasure cruise and got too high to realize they were pasty white Canadians out in the Florida sun, and nearly burnt up so bad they almost had to cancel the Miami date.

Mr. Earl received another in a long stream of demerits for that one. Try to do something nice for an alien...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 23, 2009 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

too freakin' funny!!!! no demerits for that fact that is a great story :)

cannot even imagine Geddy with a heavy duty sunburn on his face - lol

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 23, 2009 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

Hey Earl this reminds me of when me and my wife went to Cancun years ago. I'm not pigment challenged but she is. We go to the pool the first day and see a transluscent couple out at the pool and we ask them if they're from Alaska. No, Canada they say ( which might as well be the same). You probabably would have to be there but we all thought it was hillarious.

What were the guys in the band like? Cool?

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Sep 23, 2009 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

I was always called into service to do "favors" for the promoters security and "hospitality" people in exchange for a block of tickets. At the time, Florida was a hotbed of paranoia with an overload of "Scarface" wannabees, so I rarely socialized in public. Most of the time I sold the tickets and went for a nice paid dinner. I didn't hear about what happened to the Rush boys until one of the tour security guys called after it was all over and the band was back in the cool white north.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 23, 2009 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

I'm pretty sure it's this one. Let me know if you don't have it. Excellent quality

St. Louis '80 Remaster
Media: 1 CDr
Time: 73:09
Catalog: GKP: GKP 2001-2
Source: Pre-broadcast LP
Date: February 14, 1980
Location: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

DISC 1
2112: Overture 4:37
The Temples Of Syrinx 2:17
Discovery 0:30
Presentation 2:35
Soliloquy 2:26
Grand Finale 2:29
By-Tor And The Snow Dog 5:15
Xanadu 12:18
The Spirit Of Radio 5:19
Natural Science 8:24
Beneath, Between, Behind 2:29
Working Man 3:31
Finding My Way Intro 0:24
Anthem 1:41
Bastille Day 1:29
In The Mood 2:39
Drum Solo 5:12
La Villa Strangiato 9:52

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

ithink i do have that one, but am going to have to check. that was a great tour to see live - cannot believe that was almost 30 years ago - damn, i was just a kid and didnt even have a drivers license when i went to the show - lol.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 23, 2009 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

i saw them a couple years ago in mansfield....they were outstanding....hadnt seen them since the 80s and would agree that their material dropped off a bit , but live they were still same old Rush!!!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

last Rush show i went to was Mansfield - the one where the pulled out the full version of 2112 as the first set closer. actually just downloaded the show (coffe has not kicked in so the year is a bit hazy at the moment) - great sound quality and a GREAT 20 minutes of 2112.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 23, 2009 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

I still have t-shirt from the Bob/Rob show. Chicago Theatre on State and Lake. So much fun to see a bunch of heads floating around the heart of the Loop. At the time I was working about 500 feet away, so of course, I brought my change of clothes to work with me.

I only saw Rush once, and that was because Marillion was opening for them. The Rosemont Horizon is such a bad place for a concert that the sound, particularly for Rush, as they were far louder than Marillion, was completely muddy.

I always liked 2112, and felt that Hemispheres was their masterpiece.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 23, 2009 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

rush did/does have a tendency to turn the decibels up at their shows :) love Hemispheres, but always felt that Permanent Waves was their true highpoint.

but damn, i havent listened to Hemispheres in sooooo long - you have now induced me to pull that out and give it another listen (thanks for that)

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Sep 24, 2009 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

The Trees.....

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

great song (which curiously has always made me think of hockey and the Toronto Maple Leafs)

i always loved A Farewell To Kings also - damn, another album i have to blow the dust off and give a listen to :)

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 24, 2009 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

Speaking of Hockey...

I wonder if you've ever heard the band "The Pursuit of Happiness"? They were produced by Todd Rundgren. Power Pop at its best. Canadian band, as was Rush.

They did a great song titled "Gretsky Rocks."

Check Out:

http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/thepursuitofhappiness


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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

lol!! - that is actually a great little tune :) loved it! thanks for bringing that to my attention stagger. very catchy little ditty, especially for a hockey fan like me

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Sep 24, 2009 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

If you like hockey-rock, check out these guys from Connecticut.
http://www.thezambonis.com/

They're also here on IA.

http://www.archive.org/details/TheZambonis

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

Their entire repertoire is filled with gems. They were both funny, and catchy.

Their lyrics, and quite a few may remember "I'm and Adult Now," are filled with anxiety, sexuality, and making fun of cliches.

They certainly fulfill my need for irreverence.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

hmmm - ithink i will check out a few more of their tunes - sounds like a fun band :)

thanks

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Poster: billydlions Date: Sep 23, 2009 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

Exit Stage Left was my favorite album. I must have listened to that hundreds of times. I think Jacob's Ladder was on Permanent Waves, wasn't it? I've seen Rush a few times and unfortunately they played a lot of new songs and when they played the old songs they always played a medley, combing a few short portions together. So we got the full versions of all the new crap and they cut to pieces all of the good ole songs.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

jacob's ladder is definitely one of their best songs. i also did not like the 'medley approach' which sometimes surfaced. i dont recall seeing the full version live after their Moving pictures tour. Natural Science would be pulled out every once in awhile though, which was always a treat.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 23, 2009 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

I find it surprising that nobody's zoned in on Tony Levin too. Or Jaco Pastorius!

Tony's played with so many bands, but lately, he's toured with Peter Gabriel for years. A truly amazing player, of unique style and flair.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Sep 24, 2009 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

I think Levin is great, very underappreciated. He even plays on Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" album, he shows up in unusual places that way...

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-09-24 23:44:06

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 24, 2009 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

And he also toured in Richard Thompson's band back in late '80s. The best get the best.

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Sep 24, 2009 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

Hes one of the Best...Crimson/Gabriel....very technical player.Loved his work with Adrian/Frip/and BB....Cant get much better than that

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

some of his solo work is pretty damn good too - downloaded some a week or so ago and was pretty damn fine with only one listen thus far :)

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

jaco is one of my favorite musicians of all time. Here is agreat clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0SPttqD2JE&;feature=channel_page

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

If memory serves, wasn't Jaco on the Brian Melvin's Nightfood album, with Bobby, and Billy Cobham???

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

yes. Not his best imo but interesting lineup. I really dig jaco and Pat Metheny playing with Joni

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

Forgot about that. I've seen Pat Metheney so many times, I can't count. Probably more than the Dead, believe it or not.

My favorite of his lineups had Danny Gottlieb on drums, and Nana Vascansuela (sp?), along with the phenomenal Lyle Mays.

Fusion was never better than American Garage.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 25, 2009 9:32am
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That live ablum of Joni's with Pat, Lyle, Jaco, etc. is excellent.

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Sep 25, 2009 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

Pick a Jaco album called Curtain Call with Brian on drums it smokes.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 24, 2009 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

i am surprised i didnt mention tony either :) seen him numerous times with KC and Bowie. truly a master!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 23, 2009 9:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

Loved him on that stick. Don't forget that he also played on John Lennon's last efforts.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 23, 2009 9:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Tony Levin

I do have a couple of Lennon boots from later sessions where Tony was playing. I think that he was the best bassist of all the King Crimson lineups.

I once saw Adrian Belew with David Bowie...

God, I love King Crimson.

Has anyone heard of or seen Dream Theatre? Not really a Dead related band, but if you're into Prog at all, they really are pretty cool. I saw them a few weeks ago with Zappa plays Zappa. Great show. VERY LOUD!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 23, 2009 6:40pm
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Yea, and that band of Levin with Marotta tour as Tony Levin's band. Saw them in Cotati a few years back and they did a bunch of Gabriel and King Crimson. That trilogy of Discipline, Beat, and Industry is crazy (Levin, Bruford, Fripp and Belew).

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 23, 2009 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

Not sure where to reply to add on to this Wasserman/bassists/Rush thread –
I just felt like tossing Paul Chambers (1935-1969) into the mix. Probably enjoyed listening to his playing as much as anybody (after Phil of course) since he sessioned with just about every jazz great in his time.

And Charles Mingus !

A truly great bassist (imho) that I have seen play is Les Claypool. One of a kind.


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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 23, 2009 5:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Rob Wasserman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaY30j2FSx8&;feature=related

Still too many puppies....

Harold? of the Rocks?